Essential Oils for Anxiety

Anxiety is a mental disorder that plagues millions of people worldwide and can be extremely debilitating. Unfortunately, not many know how to cope with this mental disorder nor are they at the means of getting regular professional help or paying for drugs.

Fortunately, there are quite a few alternative methods and treatments to relieving anxiety symptoms. Essential oils happen to be one of the best alternative treatment methods when it comes to relieving your anxiety.

When it comes to using essential oils for anxiety, it’s usually paired in the practice of aromatherapy. Aromatherapy goes hand in hand in a treatment plan for essential oils.

When it comes to using essential oils on the skin its always best to dilute the essential oil with a carrier oil if it is going to be directly applied to the skin, otherwise diluting it in warm water is just as perfect.

Some of the best essential oils to use for anxiety relief are:

Lavender

 

Lavender oil is not only famous around the world but also one of the best and most common essential oils used in aromatherapy in anxiety relief sessions.

Research has discovered that Lavender oil can calm your overall being by having a strange effect on the limbic system. The limbic system is the part of the brain that control your emotional state.

The best way to use Lavender oil is by combining 10 drops of lavender oil along with a carrier oil in a warm bath. Not only will the smell relax your body, but you’ll be able to feel your muscles relax as well.

Chamomile

This amazing essential oil has been known to not only reduce your anxiety, but it also has sedative properties. The scent of Chamomile is known to be quite intoxicating, which could work in your favor.

The best way to use Chamomile is to add a few drops into your bath water or massaging diluted chamomile oil into your skin. Another thing you could do is to drink chamomile tea if you need an immediate fix.

Jasmine

This amazing essential has a relaxing and calming floral scent that scientifically proves to increase your overall wellbeing and romance level. Jasmine calms down the nervous system without evoking a sense of sleepiness.

The best way to use Jasmine for anxiety is by diffusing it into the air or inhaling it directly from the bottle. Both of these methods have been proven to work effectively.

Frankincense

This amazing essential oil has an oddly sweet, musky aroma to it that can ease your anxiety levels.  Frankincense is known to relieve the anxiety and depression levels in mental health patients as well as the anxiety in terminally ill patients.

The best way to use Frankincense for anxiety is by massaging diluted Frankincense into your hands and feet or by diffusing it into the air. This will offer an almost immediate sense of relief of your symptoms.

Rose

Directly extracted from rose petals, this amazing essential oil can relax all of your senses. Rose oil an amazing and almost enchanting scent that draws all sense to a halt and reduces your anxious thoughts.

This amazing essential has also been used in the labor room to reduce the anxiety of the mother to be.

‘The best way to use Rose oil to reduce anxiety is by adding a few drops of rose oil into your favourite unscented lotion, mixing it, and massaging it into your skin. Soaking your feet into a basin filled with warm water and a few drops of rose oil will instantly reduce your anxiety levels.

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